Laptop Flip Flop
I don’t have much luck with laptops. I have had three since 2008. They crap out for one reason or another. My last one was purchased in 2013. It had an operating system MS-not10.
For the last year, every two hours, Microsoft pops up and says take my MS-10 for free, go ahead download IT’S FREE!! Every two hours I clicked “Go Away” because I was perfectly happy with MS-not10 and I had heard bad things about MS-10.
Then I got a pop-up telling me my computer was infected and I need to call 1-899-555-fucku or my grandchildren would be sold into slavery and my bank accounts all drained. This scared me. I did some research on the net and it said if you call 1-899-555-fucku they will take control of your computer and drain your bank accounts and sell your grandchildren into slavery for real, but if you ignore the message you will be fine.
I ignored the message.
Then my Norton anti-virus told me it was turned off. I could not turn it back on (more on Norton another day). Now I was afraid for my bank accounts and called my children to hide the grand-kids. Again Microsoft popped up, “take my MS-10 for free, go ahead download IT’S FREE!!”
What the hell, I downloaded MS-10.
It worked pretty good, I adjusted quickly and my Norton protection was back on. My bank accounts were secure, and I was assured all the grand-kids were safely tucked in bed. All was well in Crankyland.
When I restarted my computer, it often took several tries. Turn it off, turn it on two three times and then it came on. Last week it took about 20 tries and 40 minutes to boot up. Then it happened again. Mrs. C told me, the next time you start it up, use the dipstick thingy and copy your files in case the computer will not start again.
Good advice too late. It would not restart and I lost a whole lot of files that it will be a pain in the ass to restore…oh well if nothing else I have time.
I Googled on Mrs. C’s computer and sure enough there were 178 articles claiming that MS-10 when downloaded to older computers will f-them the f-up.
So it was off to Best Buy to have the Geeks tell me that I am screwed, (I swear they can’t do that with a straight face) bite the bullet and buy laptop #4.
Now my mind is fried.
Battles with Best Buy, Norton and Microsoft to follow.